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Garden Grids for Tall Trellises

Clematis vines like to climb, so aim high. A well-grown clematis is a sight to behold. This variety blooms as the same time as the baptisia in the foreground. Our back garden is surrounded by a 6-foot fence. For years, … Continue reading

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Supports for Veggies and More!

Can you train a cucumber to climb like a pea? Cucumber plants with pea fence in place. Inside the enclosure. Ready for chilly spring nights. I’ve been using galvanized wire tomato cages for about 15 years now, and most of … Continue reading

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Woodchuck Foiled

Gardener saves salad from neighborhood bullies. The Pop-Up Net can be used over a 3×3-foot bed (as shown) or anchored right to the ground. It’s the time of year when I walk the perimeter of our backyard and make repairs … Continue reading

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Control pests with environmentally-friendly substances derived from natural sources. Delphinium seedlings are prone to damping-off disease. The sowing instructions for the delphinium seed I ordered from New Zealand recommend adding a fungus to the germinating mix. Say again? Researchers discovered … Continue reading

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Optimism on the Loose

Convention is a source of inspiration to green industry professionals. The jam-packed exhibition hall at the New England Grows event in Boston. February is a slow month for garden and landscape businesses in New England. That makes it a perfect … Continue reading

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Growing Potatoes by the Bag

Even first-time gardeners can succeed with a Potato Bag. Our Potato Bins shown late in the summer, growing in our Burlington, VT, display garden. Last year, we used the bag to grow some purple potatoes. A good blend of varieties … Continue reading

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Terrariums with History

Miniature greenhouses make indoor gardening stylish and easy. A slim, unobtrusive T-5 fluorescent light fixture in the peak of the roof provides enough light for nearly any plant in the Wardian Case ($249). Wardian cases revolutionized tropical plant collection and … Continue reading

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Sticky Houseplants

When aphids strike your houseplants, it’s fairly easy to gain control. Aphids suck the juice out of tender leaves, flowers, buds and stems, leaving sticky residue and discarded exoskeletons. Stickiness. Uh-oh. Tropical houseplants jostle for space under the grow lights … Continue reading

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Bamboo in the Bathroom

New bamboo towels come in eco-friendly green — and white, too. Bamboo towels (60% bamboo, 40% cotton) are surprisingly plush. They feel cool to the touch because the bamboo fibers are so smooth that there’s little friction on the skin. … Continue reading

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New Organic Soil Blends

With our new mixes, gardeners go from seed to harvest — 100 percent organic! Our Germinating Mix has been a longtime favorite among folks who start their own seeds. Online reviewers give it high marks because the finely textured blend … Continue reading

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